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Mississippi Zion

By Evan Howard Ashford
Categories: History

RECIPIENT OF THE 2023 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM THE MISSISSIPPI HISTORICAL SOCIETY
RECIPIENT OF THE ANNA JULIA COOPER AND C. L. R. JAMES AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SCHOLARLY PUBLICATION IN AFRICANA STUDIES ...

Black Bodies in the River

Nearly sixty years after Freedom Summer, its events—especially the lynching of Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Mickey Schwerner—stand out as a critical episode of the civil rights movement. The ...

Following the Drums

Following the Drums: African American Fife and Drum Music in Tennessee is an epic history of a little-known African American instrumental music form. John M. Shaw follows the music from its roots in West ...

The South Strikes Back

In The South Strikes Back, Hodding Carter III describes the birth of the white Citizens’ Council in the Mississippi Delta and its spread throughout the South. Originally published in 1959, this book ...

Songs of Slavery and Emancipation

Throughout the history of slavery, enslaved people organized resistance, escape, and rebellion. Sustaining them in this struggle was their music, some examples of which are sung to this day. While the ...

Asian-Cajun Fusion

Shrimp is easily America’s favorite seafood, but its very popularity is the wellspring of problems that threaten the shrimp industry’s existence. Asian-Cajun Fusion: Shrimp from the Bay to the Bayou ...

Persistence through Peril

Edited by R. Eric Platt & Holly A. Foster
Categories: History

Contributions by Christian K. Anderson, Marcia Bennett, Lauren Yarnell Bradshaw, Holly A. Foster, Tiffany Greer, Don Holmes, Donavan L. Johnson, Lauren Lassabe, Sarah Mangrum, R. Eric Platt, Courtney ...

Mississippi Barking

Winner of a 2023 Best Book Award in the category of Animals/Pets: Narrative Nonfiction from American Book Fest

On August 29, 2005, the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States devastated ...

Whiskey, Women, and War

By Brian Altobello
Categories: History

As the US entered World War I in 1917, a burst of patriotism in New Orleans collided with civil liberties. The city, due to its French heritage, shared a strong cultural tie to the Allies, and French ...

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Seafood Industry

The seafood industry on the coast of Mississippi has attracted waves of immigrants and other workers—oftentimes folks who were either already acquainted with maritime livelihoods or those who quickly ...